The “Perspektywy” educational foundation has published its annual report on Polish higher education institutions for 2019. The ranking includes all (except artistic) higher education institutions which are entitled to confer the title of doctor and which have at least 200 regular students. A total of 80 institutions were included.
Again, the UWM ranked 9th among Polish universities (22 included in the classification). The University of Gdańsk is just ahead of us and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and the Catholic University of Lublin are just behind us. The University of Warsaw was first again, followed by Jagiellonian University. The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań was third. The top ten universities were classified in exactly the same order as last year.
The University of Warmia and Mazury was ranked 31st (27th in 2017) among all higher education institutions, together with the West Pomeranian University of Technology (with 80 institutions in the ranking). We were 32nd in 2017 and 35th 3 and 4 years ago. In this ranking, we come just ahead of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and the Universities of Technology of Lublin and Kraków. The Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Medical University of Silesia are just ahead of us.
Individual fields of study come out very well in the “Perspektywy” ranking. There are ten UWM fields of study in the top “10” – the same as last year.
The top 10 UWM fields of study this year:
2nd place in Poland
animal husbandry (1st in 2018)
veterinary medicine (2nd in 2018)
3rd place in Poland
geodesy and cartography (9th in 2018)
4th place in Poland
landscape architecture (3rd in 2018)
6th place in Poland
food and nutrition (6th in 2018)
9th place in Poland
environmental protection (Faculty of Environmental Protection and Agriculture 7th in 2018)
forestry and agriculture (2nd in 2018 r.)
10th place in Poland
biotechnology – graduate studies (14th in 2018)
journalism and social communication (12th in 2018)
special pedagogy (7th in 2018)
There are 31 UWM fields of study in the ranking. The rankings of seven of them are better than last year, with biotechnology gaining the most – 4 places up, and foreign philology fields of study – 3 places up (from 22nd to 19th). Ten fields of study occupy the same places as last year.
The higher education institutions were evaluated according to selected criteria. There were 10 criteria this year vs. 7 in 2018. The ranking creators also present the place of each institution according to each criterion. UWM was 23rd with respect to prestige among all the higher education institutions in Poland (the same place as last year), and 22nd with respect to graduates’ market position (21st last year). It also ranked 21st with respect to employers’ preferences.
‘This ranking confirms again that the UWM is a university with a stable and strong position in many areas of science, with a number of strong fields of study’ – stresses Prof. Ryszard Górecki, Rector of the UWM. ‘Let me congratulate all those fields of study which are ranked in the Top 10 fields of study in Poland and all those whose position has improved. I’m aware that it is a result of hard work. Thank you all for the effort. I’m particularly satisfied with the good market position of our graduates. It shows that our endeavours to launch dual education, the Business Academy, to tailor our educational offer to suit the needs of the region’s economy have proved right and they are bearing fruit. I only regret that the “Perspektywy” foundation which has been preparing these rankings for 20 years does not take into consideration the conditions in which students acquire their education’, Prof. Ryszard Górecki, the UWM Rector sums up.